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TUE, OCT 01 / 7:30 PM
THE GRANADA THEATRE
Tara Westover
Educated
Tara Westover's bestselling memoir, Educated, explores the tension between loyalty to one’s family and loyalty to oneself and tells a universal story about the transformative power of education.
WED, OCT 02 / 8:00 PM
THE GRANADA THEATRE
Kristin Chenoweth
in Concert
In this intimate evening, the treasure of stage and screen shows off her sparkling demeanor as she performs standards and classics from Broadway to Hollywood.
THU, OCT 03 / 7:30 PM
CAMPBELL HALL
Philip Glass
in Conversation with Pico Iyer
This special evening with Philip Glass and Pico Iyer brings together two unique and commanding cross-cultural interpreters for an intimate conversation about life, creativity and the global soul.
FRI, OCT 04 / 8:00 PM
THE GRANADA THEATRE
Sankai Juku
Meguri: Teeming Sea, Tranquil Land
With its sublime visual spectacles and deeply moving theatrical experiences, Tokyo’s Sankai Juku will perform the U.S. premiere of one of its strongest works, Meguri: Teeming Sea, Tranquil Land.
SAT, OCT 19 / 8:00 PM
CAMPBELL HALL
Béla Fleck, Zakir Hussain, Edgar Meyer
with Rakesh Chaurasia
This trio of musical masters and genre-benders moves with ease among the worlds of classical, bluegrass and North Indian music, crossing sonic borders in an alchemical evening of magic.
SUN, OCT 20 / 7:00 PM
CAMPBELL HALL
Chucho Valdés and Band
Jazz Batá
A protean performer and a singular force in music, Chucho Valdés revisits an exceptional early experiment pairing a piano jazz trio with batá drums, sacred instruments used in Santeria rituals.
TUE, OCT 22 / 7:00 PM
HAHN HALL
Z.E.N. Trio
An enthralling piano trio of electrifying performers, the Z.E.N. Trio is made up of three standout solo musicians who captured the music world’s attention as BBC New Generation Artists.
FRI, NOV 01 / 8:00 PM
CAMPBELL HALL
Ensemble Mik Nawooj
Oakland’s innovative 10-piece hip-hop orchestra – two MCs, winds, strings, piano, drums and a lyric soprano – brings its cutting-edge stylings to renditions of Wu-Tang Clan and original songs.
SUN, NOV 03 / 3:00 PM
CAMPBELL HALL
Elaine Weiss
The Woman’s Hour: The Great Fight to Win the Vote
Prize-winning journalist and author Elaine Weiss recounts the riveting story of one of America’s greatest battles: the ratification of the constitutional amendment that granted women the right to vote.
TUE, NOV 05 / 7:00 PM
ARLINGTON THEATRE
Farruquito
Andalusian flamenco royalty Farruquito blends intricate rhythmic foot patterns with elegant and expressive body movements and a masterful ensemble of dancers, singers and musicians.
WED, NOV 06 / 8:00 PM
THE GRANADA THEATRE
Dance Theatre of Harlem
50th Anniversary Tour
Celebrate 50 years of Dance Theatre of Harlem, the beloved, multiethnic company performing a forward-thinking repertoire and presenting a powerful vision for ballet in the 21st century.
TUE, NOV 12 / 7:00 PM
THE GRANADA THEATRE
Danish String Quartet
with the Danish National Girls Choir
With “warmth, wit, beautiful tone and technical prowess second to none” (NPR), the Danish String Quartet performs with 50 sparkling voices from their homeland.
WED, NOV 13 / 7:00 PM
CAMPBELL HALL
Danish String Quartet
The Nordic lads who’ve captured the hearts of Santa Barbara’s music lovers perform a profound evening of classical masterworks by Bach, Beethoven and Mendelssohn.
SUN, NOV 17 / 7:00 PM
CAMPBELL HALL
Sérgio Mendes & Bebel Gilberto
60th Anniversary of Bossa Nova
Celebrate 60 years of bossa nova with Sérgio Mendes, one of Brazil’s most internationally-renowned artists of all time, and Bebel Gilberto, a thrilling vocalist steeped in the genre.
THU, NOV 21 / 8:00 PM
CAMPBELL HALL
A Tuba to Cuba:
Preservation Hall Jazz Band
with Cuban singer Yusa and special guests
Iconic septet Preservation Hall Jazz Band delivers an immersive concert experience drawing on music from their album, So It Is, and cinematic visuals from the new documentary A Tuba to Cuba.
WED, DEC 04 / 7:30 PM
THE GRANADA THEATRE
Esther Perel
Through her work on erotic intelligence, trauma, sexual honesty and conflict resolution, groundbreaking couples psychotherapist Esther Perel examines the intricacies of love and desire.
THU, DEC 05 / 7:30 PM
CAMPBELL HALL
Douglas Brinkley
American Moonshot: John F. Kennedy and the Great Space Race
Celebrating the 50th anniversary of the first lunar landing, award-winning historian Douglas Brinkley takes a fresh look at America’s race to the moon.
SUN, DEC 08 / 7:00 PM
ARLINGTON THEATRE
Pink Martini
Holiday Show
Pink Martini performs festive holiday songs from around the globe, from timeless classics to rarely heard gems, creating infectiously joyous music that will have you dancing in the aisles.
SAT, DEC 14 / 8:00 PM
CAMPBELL HALL
Tommy Emmanuel
with very special guests Jim & Morning Nichols
Widely acknowledged as the international master of the solo acoustic guitar, Tommy Emmanuel will be joined by special guests to revisit his recent album, Accomplice One.
TUE, JAN 21 / 6:30 PM
THE GRANADA THEATRE
Itzhak Perlman
Stories of His Life and Career
This uniquely personal multimedia experience finds violin virtuoso Itzhak Perlman sharing stories from his life and career and performing with longtime pianist Rohan De Silva.
WED, JAN 22 / 8:00 PM
CAMPBELL HALL
Jon Boogz & Lil Buck
Love Heals All Wounds
Two hip-hop phenoms join forces in a soul-stirring program featuring jaw-dropping dexterity, multimedia scenography, live musicians and a powerful spoken-word artist.
FRI, JAN 24 / 8:00 PM
THE GRANADA THEATRE
Martha Graham Dance Company:
The EVE Project
Martha Graham’s company showcases masterpieces by (and inspired by) the mother of American modern dance in this collection that makes bold statements about female power.
SAT, JAN 25 / 7:00 PM
HAHN HALL
Patricia Kopatchinskaja, violin
Jay Campbell, cello
Firebrand Moldovan violinist Patricia Kopatchinskaja returns with cellist Jay Campbell in a program spanning from the 11th century to a world premiere commissioned by A&L.
SUN, JAN 26 / 7:00 PM
CAMPBELL HALL
Ranky Tanky
Charleston’s high-spirited Ranky Tanky is a dynamo quintet mixing the lowcountry traditions of their West African ancestors with dynamic doses of jazz, gospel, funk and R&B.
TUE, JAN 28 / 7:00 PM
THE GRANADA THEATRE
Black Violin
Impossible Tour
The classically-trained string duo Black Violin, plus a drummer and a DJ, is a one-of-a-kind mash-up of classical, hip hop, rock and R&B with a message.
THU, JAN 30 / 7:30 PM
THE GRANADA THEATRE
Jon Meacham
America Then and Now: What History Tells Us About the Future
Pulitzer Prize-winning historian Jon Meacham examines the present moment in America by looking at critical times in U.S. history when hope overcame division and fear.
SAT, FEB 01 / 4:00 PM
HAHN HALL
Hanzhi Wang, accordion
A 2017 Young Concert Artists First Prize Winner, accordionist Hanzhi Wang’s unconventional embrace of keyboard repertoire makes her an enthralling stand-out among today’s rising stars.
TUE, FEB 04 / 8:00 PM
CAMPBELL HALL
Chris Thile
Grammy winner and MacArthur Fellow Chris Thile is a mandolin virtuoso, composer and vocalist with a broad outlook that encompasses classical, rock, jazz, bluegrass and just about everything else.
FRI, FEB 07 / 7:00 PM
CAMPBELL HALL
Daniil Trifonov, piano
“One of the most awesome pianists of our time” (The New York Times), Russian pianist Daniil Trifonov makes his Santa Barbara debut in an all-Bach program anchored by “The Art of Fugue.”
SUN, FEB 09 / 6:30 PM
THE GRANADA THEATRE
FLIP Fabrique
Blizzard
Bringing the best in contemporary circus from Quebec to Santa Barbara, these expert jugglers, high flyers, aerialists and acrobats create a Blizzard that promises to blow away everything in its path.
TUE, FEB 11 / 7:30 PM
THE GRANADA THEATRE
David Brooks
The Quest for a Moral Life
One of America’s most prominent New York Times columnists explores what it takes to lead a meaningful life in a self-centered world.
THU, FEB 13 / 8:00 PM
CAMPBELL HALL
Sammy Miller and The Congregation
Evangelists of swing, drummer Sammy Miller and his six-piece Congregation draw on a century of American songs, spreading joy through their globally-conscious music.
TUE, FEB 18 / 7:00 PM
THE GRANADA THEATRE
Cirque Éloize
Hotel
Montreal’s Cirque Éloize celebrates its 25th anniversary with Hotel, a new work channeling Art Deco-era Hollywood glamor and featuring a combination of acrobatics, theater, dance and live music.
WED, FEB 19 / 7:30 PM
CAMPBELL HALL
Anita Hill
From Social Movement to Social Impact: Putting an End to Sexual Harassment
A women’s rights icon and powerful advocate for equality, Anita Hill inspires others to speak truth to power in order to foster true change.
FRI, FEB 21 / 7:30 PM
CAMPBELL HALL
Jill Lepore
This America: The Case for the Nation
Award-winning Harvard historian, New Yorker staff writer and bestselling author Jill Lepore offers a magisterial account of the rise of America and an urgent reckoning with our divided nation.
SUN, FEB 23 / 4:00 PM
HAHN HALL
Miloš and Friends
The Voice of the Guitar
A young star who has revitalized the role of the guitar in classical music, Miloš makes his long-awaited Santa Barbara debut, joined by a string quartet and double bass.
TUE, FEB 25 / 8:00 PM
THE GRANADA THEATRE
Grupo Corpo
Bach & Gira
Brazil’s leading contemporary dance troupe Grupo Corpo returns with a phenomenal double bill of two works that showcase the 21-member group’s extraordinary range.
WED, MAR 04 / 8:00 PM
CAMPBELL HALL
Rosanne Cash with John Leventhal
She Remembers Everything
With an iconic sound that transcends country, pop, rock and blues, Rosanne Cash and John Leventhal summon powerful material rich with history, heartache, strength and humanity.
FRI, MAR 06 / 8:00 PM
CAMPBELL HALL
The Wood Brothers
Grammy-nominated roots trio The Wood Brothers combines rich harmonies, unwavering grooves, a kaleidoscopic array of influences and exemplary musicianship into a must-see live show.
Michael Barenboim and
the West-Eastern Divan Ensemble
Created in honor of the West-Eastern Divan Orchestra, which connects outstanding Palestinian and Israeli musicians, the ensemble extends the orchestra’s profound message in an intimate chamber formation.
SAT, MAR 07 / 7:00 PM
ARLINGTON THEATRE
Buddy Guy, Jimmie Vaughan, Charlie Musselwhite
Three blues legends – a pair of guitar heroes and a revered harmonica player – come together for an unforgettable night of music.
WED, APR 01 / 8:00 PM
THE GRANADA THEATRE
Lyon Opera Ballet
Trois Grandes Fugues
France’s world-renowned Lyon Opera Ballet performs the West Coast premiere of its revolutionary program featuring three major women choreographers.
THU, APR 02 / 8:00 PM
THE GRANADA THEATRE
Lyon Opera Ballet
Trois Grandes Fugues
France’s world-renowned Lyon Opera Ballet performs Trois Grandes Fugues, its revolutionary program featuring three major women choreographers.
FRI, APR 03 / 7:30 PM
THE GRANADA THEATRE
Samin Nosrat
and Yotam Ottolenghi
A mouthwatering evening with two James Beard Award-winning cookbook authors and chefs, who will share their passion for everything food as they dish secrets from the kitchen.
SUN, APR 05 / 7:30 PM
THE GRANADA THEATRE
Bryan Stevenson
American Injustice: Mercy, Humanity and Making a Difference
MacArthur Fellow Bryan Stevenson is an attorney, human rights activist, author of Just Mercy and founder of the Equal Justice Initiative.
Yefim Bronfman and the
New York Philharmonic String Quartet
This exquisite concert sees pianist Yefim Bronfman performing with the New York Philharmonic String Quartet, made up of the orchestra’s principal string players.
THU, APR 09 / 8:00 PM
CAMPBELL HALL
DakhaBrakha
DakhaBrakha weaves Ukrainian folk melodies into a subversive musical tapestry that embraces indie rock, pop, hip hop and innovative and traditional instrumentation from around the world.
WED, APR 15 / 8:00 PM
CAMPBELL HALL
Jennifer Koh
and Jean-Baptiste Barrière
The 38th Parallel: A Contemporary Pansori
This multimedia collaboration between celebrated violinist Jennifer Koh and composer Jean-Baptiste Barrière incorporates Korean pansori to recount a personal story of the impact of immigration.
THU, APR 16 / 8:00 PM
CAMPBELL HALL
Hamza Akram Qawwal & Brothers
Sufi Chants of Pakistan
Pakistan’s acclaimed Hamza Akram Qawwal & Brothers perform riveting interpretations of qawwali, an ancient Sufi improvisational vocal tradition that dates back more than seven centuries.
SAT, APR 18 / 7:30 PM
CAMPBELL HALL
Henry Louis Gates, Jr.
The African Americans: Many Rivers to Cross
Explore the history of African-American people from the origins of slavery in Africa through the present with Henry Louis Gates, Jr., one of the country’s most influential cultural historians.
TUE, APR 21 / 8:00 PM
CAMPBELL HALL
Brooklyn Rider
Healing Modes
Iconoclastic Brooklyn Rider’s new program focuses on Beethoven’s Opus 132 and responses to the masterwork from five women composers including Caroline Shaw and Du Yun.
SAT, APR 25 / 7:00 PM
TRINITY EPISCOPAL
Stile Antico
Breaking the Habit: Music by and for Women in Renaissance Europe
The three-time Grammy-nominated group Stile Antico is one of the world’s finest vocal ensembles, renowned for vibrant and expressive performances of Renaissance polyphony.
MON, APR 27 / 7:00 PM
THE GRANADA THEATRE
Gautier Capuçon, cello
Yuja Wang, piano
Incandescent pianist Yuja Wang returns in an exceptional duo alongside the dazzling French cellist Gautier Capuçon, her close friend and source of inspiration.
FRI, MAY 01 / 8:00 PM
THE GRANADA THEATRE
Jon Batiste and Stay Human
Following his life-affirming Santa Barbara debut last season Jon Batiste is back with the full force of his band, pounding the keys in a high-octane night of pure musical joy.
THU, MAY 14 / 8:00 PM
CAMPBELL HALL
Ephrat Asherie Dance
Odeon
A New York-based b-girl with extensive training in ballet and modern dance, Ephrat “Bounce” Asherie returns with her company, revealing and exploring the complexities of street dance forms.
FRI, MAY 15 / 8:00 PM
CAMPBELL HALL
Ephrat Asherie Dance
Odeon
A New York-based b-girl with extensive training in ballet and modern dance, Ephrat “Bounce” Asherie returns with her company, revealing and exploring the complexities of street dance forms.
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